Highland Library July 2014


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Summer Reading
Spark a reaction and find some literary elements at your library as we don our lab coats and goggles and experiment with a good book!
All ages sign up starting in June - just stop in at the library!
Adults and Teens: If you have time to read just one book this summer, you could be eligible for some fantastic prizes!  Log what you're reading with us and we'll draw raffle tickets for weekly fun gifts.  Stop by the Adult Reference Desk to join a team via a fun chemical reaction!
Kids: Keep reading! Visit the library each week for weekly prizes and other fun stuff.  We'll observe, explore, and experiment our way through the literary world, so be sure to join us for some great scientific programs and events this summer!
The Library will be closed Friday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday.


Events and Programs
Wednesday, July 9,
Recommended Reading: Erik Larson.  Pick up the book anytime!  The book tells the true story of Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless Telegraphy, and Hawley Crippen, an unlikely murderer.  Our videos include an interview with author Erik Larson and the story of Roxanne Swentzell, an artist who uses traditional methods mixed with experimental processes to create unique masterpieces. 
July 14-19:
  Titles A-L
July 21-26:
  Titles M-Z
We're giving away our older magazine issues.  First come, first served, and there is no limit on the number you can carry away!  Magazines will be displayed on top
Thursday, July 17, 6:30pm

How does Forensic Science really work?  How do investigators and detectives collect evidence and put together the pieces to solve a mystery?  Find out how the real scientists do this amazing job!


Free ebooks and e-audiobooks for your tablet, smartphone or e-reader - available online, anytime! Highland Township Library is an Advantage Library
which means we purchase extra copies of popular items.  Be sure to sign in with your Highland library card number (and PIN) to see these titles. And as always, give us a call if you need any help! Browse our collection and get started at 

Mango Online Language Learning 

Click through from highlandlibrary.info,

enter your Highland Library Card number, and have access to 47 foreign languages learning courses and 16 English language learning options.


Teen Programs
Monday, July 7, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Go was invented 4,000 years ago.  Magic: The Gathering was introduced in the early 1990s. Can players of these two games share the same space on the same night? We think they can! Gamers unite! Drop in to play, no registration required. Newcomers always welcome!
Monday, July 21, 5:30pm
The Longway Planetarium Science Museum of Flint, in conjunction with the UofM-Flint Chemistry Department has devised hands-on science activities just for you! Session 2: Materials Science.
Investigate polymers, memory wire, and magic sand.  Copper-plate a key and then measure and mix two liquids, pour the result into a mold, and make a giant plastic clothespin to take home!

Monday, July 28,
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Dust off those Pokemon cards in the back of your closet!  At these gatherings, you can battle, trade, or whatever.  Thanks to Travis Trimper, our League Leader.

Tuesday, July 29
11:00am - 8:00pm
You read that right!  A tournament. Break out the Boyz and shine up them Necrons, slap on your favorite runes and ring the dinner bell for your gaunts.  Check out the rules on the right-hand side of this email, or go to highlandlibrary.info for more information.
Join us next month for our regularly scheduled open gaming night:
August 26, 
Noon - 8pm
Play, build, paint. We focus on WH40K, but feel free to bring your WH Fantasy or LOTR army. Or any other tabletop army! Newcomers are always welcome.  Open to teens and adults.


Wednesday, July 9, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Blast off with us and create rockets while learning about chemical reactions! This program comes to use from the Michigan Science Center and is funded by a grant from the Community Science Foundation of Southeast Michigan.

Tuesday, July 15, 10:30am
Give your baby some special attention in this storytime just for children 18 months and younger.
Registration starts June 30.

Tuesday, July 15, 6:00pm
For adults.
Learn how your preschooler can benefit from a daily routine and a predictable social frame.  This program is brought to you from the Oakland Counties Great Start to Quality Resource Center.

Wednesdays at 2:30pm:
July 16 & 23
For ages 6-12 years.
Grab your lab coat and goggles and join us for some awesome experiments!
Regtration begins June 30.
Saturday, July 19, 2:30pm 
For ages 5-12 years.
Our, LEGO collection + your imagination = some fantastic creations!
Regtration begins June 30.

Mondays at 10:30am:
July 21 & July 28
Ages 5 years and younger.
Get out your dancing shoes for this music-based storytime.
Registration begins July 7.

Saturday, July 26, 2:00pm
For ages 5-12 years.
Most animals are not cute and cuddly, but rather creepy. We will see some of the creepiest: arachnids, insects, amphibians and reptiles. 
Please register online or at 248-887-2218.

Wednesday, July 30, 6:00pm
For ages 5-10 years.
Enjoy reading the book Stay by Michaela Muntean with your child. On July 30 we will have a chance to meet some real dogs that have been rescued and given a good home.  The program will be led by Bill Belloittie of the Detroit Bully Corp.
Registration begins July 7.
Tuesday, July 29
11:00am - 8:00pm
The Emperor has many foes. We endorse them all.
Time for a tourney!
Bring 1,500-point army and list in a standard force organization, and join the festivities and orbital bombardments.
The plan is to have 8 teams consisting of one veteran player and one newbie.  However, beginners that have their own army may also come to play.  Newbies, this is your chance to actively learn the game and win prizes in our raffle-style event!  Doors open at 10:00am and the Tourney will begin at 11:00am.  7th Edition 40K rules will apply, folks!  
So slap some red paint on them Deffkoptas for a bit of extra zoominess, shine up your power armor, and make sure all your Lictors have brushed their teeth. Only joking, of course; everyone knows Lictors have feeder tendrils!
Our Warhammer club is for teens and adults.  Feel free to drop in just to see what this is all about (hint: the anwer is dakka).
We send out a HUGE thank-you to RIW Hobbies in Livonia for once again sponsoring this tournament and donating to the prize cache!  We also welcome Flat Land Games in Wixom. Thank you for also sponsoring our club!
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Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The program is the work of a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include from Dartmouth College, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Group (a California-based library consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Oregon State University.

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